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Inhofe Comments on Obama Press Conference on Gulf Disaster
Says Focus Must Remain on Response, Help for the Gulf
Washington, D.C. - Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, commented today on President Obama's press conference on the Gulf spill.
"I appreciate the President holding a press conference today to provide the American people with the latest on the Federal response to the Gulf spill," Senator Inhofe said. "It is critical that President Obama remain focused on stopping the leak, containing and mitigating the environmental damage, providing assistance to those affected in the Gulf, and completing a thorough investigation of the spill's causes. I was encouraged that President Obama reiterated his support for offshore oil production as a necessary component of America's energy mix. This is essential for our national security, and I support revisiting existing policies to ensure we do this in an environmentally responsible manner."